Richard Martinet, Gabriel Viora re-imagine Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo

The Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo, which belongs to the Monte-Carlo SBM group, announced its slated re-opening following a vast program of renovation and restructuring starting this October, and which is scheduled to last for four years. 

The hotel will continue to operate throughout this period on a reduced scale. Nevertheless, a short two-month phase of preparatory work will be necessary, leading to a total closure from October 6 to mid-December. The hotel will reopen in mid-December for the Christmas period, until January 18, 2015, when the first main phase of work will begin.

Complete re-opening of the Hôtel de Paris is scheduled for September 2018.

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Architects Richard Martinet and Gabriel Viora were tasked to re-imagine the property.  Their predecessors include Jules Laurent Dutrou and Edouard-Jean Niermans.

The renovation will concern the entire establishment, with restructuring both of public areas and of service facilities. Total capacity will remain similar to the present figure, while the surface of rooms and suites, and the proportion of suites will be increased.

Major changes include the creation of a garden courtyard in the center of the establishment and enhanced use of the roof space with the installation there of a new fitness, spa and pool area, superlative suites and a "rooftop villa" with its own private pool and garden.

The hotel's façade, opposite the Café de Paris, will remain intact. Its Lobby and Cellar, and its emblematic establishments such as the American Bar, the Salle Empire, the Louis XV and the Grill, will all continue to operate.

In line with S.B.M.'s commitments to sustainable development, the project will comply with BREEAM standards (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).

The Monte-Carlo SBM group was founded in 1863. Today, it has four casinos, four hotels (Hôtel de Paris, Hôtel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo Beach and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort), and 33 restaurants including Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse.

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Inspired by the history of the property, the overall design maintains the originality of the existing building while adding new amenities. 

The refurbishment focused on guestrooms and hallways along with exterior painting and lighting upgrades.

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